You’re standing at the front of the room, speaking with conviction and commanding attention, when suddenly someone interjects, interrupting mid-presentation.
In the blink of an eye you’ve lost control. Someone has hijacked your meeting.
"Are white women and women of color really allies?” "What are the differences in the issues that each face in the workplace?” "How can we forge greater collaboration between white women and women of color?”
Earlier his year, I had the pleasure of working with Robert Solomon, the Network of Executive Women’s Director of Talent Development, on a NEW Leadership Academy webinar. He said this: "Develop and empower others. If you cannot be replaced, you cannot be promoted.”
An emerging leaders asks, "I had my midyear review and received feedback that I am not perceived as being aggressive enough. They would like me to be more aggressive, push back and challenge my leaders’ ideas.